My Fashion Statements is a fashion diary that aims to encourage every Tina, Drew, and Harriet to step out of that comfort zone by taking fashion risks without being afraid to raise a few eyebrows. This blog challenges conventions and commands conversations about the latest fashion news and style trends flooding the magazines and social media spheres. Fashion has a voice and we are the interpreters. You decide how you want to tell your story. After all, fashion rules are made to be broken.
Let's ignore my awkward play on words for a second and take a moment to honour Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller, a blogger who is awesome for a number of reasons. In a few short years, she managed to launch a website, invent a new term, spread trends like a designer, and write her own book about her love for overalls (and her life and such). How much have you done in your early twenties? Don't beat yourself up over it. Most of us aren't quite so accomplished, but we can still learn from her bold style choices to take a few risks and perhaps rise to the ranks of Leandra (or try). Several months ago, I wrote about my experience reading her book when I came to the realization that she was clearly my spirit animal. For dresses on pants, for the white sneaker revolution, for drop crotch pants and those of the high-waisted variety, let's all honour Leandra's fashion choices by observing five of her best looks.
Are you ready for this?
This look may date back to 2012, but it's still totally chic. The Ostwald Helgason colour blocked skirt is beyond amazing and of course, the matching blue sunnies are the perfect final touch.
How cute are those furry lil' shoes? Taking the pyjama trend to another level in Marni for H&M and Alex Wang shoes.
via Man Repeller
Too cute for words much? Though Leandra is known for her masculine twist on women's clothing, she loves to bring out that girlish side with a skirt every once in a while. An advocate for Tibi, it's no wonder she selected this one from their collection.
Spotted at Fashion Week in this white shirt dress and a bold gold choker. Who else is obsessed?
Nobody looks this cool in a sneaker. Leandra teaches us how to take a break from those high heels while remaining stylish.
That's all for now, folks. If you want to check out more of her style shots, check out her blog The Man Repeller.